Battle against the Haradrim at Poros
Event Type: Military/Strategic
Age: 3rd Age - The Kings
Dates: July 10, 1944 ~ July 11, 1944
The first battle of the final war in Gondor's Wars with the Wainriders; see that entry for a description of the enemy and a timeline of the wars:
Ondoher ... had the wisdom to divide his forces into a northern army and a southern. The latter ... was under the command of Eärnil.... His base was at Pelargir. ...
News of the oncoming of the enemy reached Pelargir on the ninth day of Cermië in the year 1944. Eärnil had already made his dispositions: he had crossed the Anduin with half his force, and leaving by design the Fords of the Poros undefended had encamped some forty miles north in South Ithilien. ...
Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 2, Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan: The Northmen and the Wainriders
But Eärnil, Captain of the Southern Army, won a great victory in South Ithilien and destroyed the army of Harad that had crossed the River Poros.
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion
[Note: the date is estimated based upon the message arriving on the "ninth day of Cermië" (July).]
Elena Tiriel 7.18.04